Is Apple waiting for Montevina?

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  1. Matt342 macrumors regular

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    Do you think Apple is waiting for Intel to release Montevina before releasing the new iMacs? What's the chance of them coming in the Spring?
     
  2. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Err, no. I don't think so. I think in their next update they'll be putting in Penryn.
     
  3. Matt342 thread starter macrumors regular

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    When do you think the update will happen then?

    Maybe in the next 2 months?

     
  4. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I don't think that processor will EVER enter ANY  computer, I think the iMac will get Penryn in Late April/May/June/early july at the latest. Though people say it should be in April. Though, honestly, I can imagine apple have the iMac up there for one year without updating it. It has very good specs, I don't see anything outdated in it.
     
  5. Matt342 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Montevina isin't a processor - it's a mobile chipset and the successor of Santa Rosa.

     
  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    Maybe, I'm clueless on chipsets lol. I thought montevina was a new type of centrino processor:p. That's why i said no, but as for that, I don't know.
     
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  8. MacClassic macrumors newbie

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    montevina

    The biggest improvement will be the increased bus speed from 800Mhz to 1066. Also, the new chip will enable the use of faster DDR3 ram. I'm personally gonna wait for this chip to be introduced before a drop $1799 on a 24".

    I still don't understand why the iMac has to be crippled with a notebook chip when the desktop versions of Penryn are cheaper. Jobs is so obsessed with skinny form factors that he'll chose thin over performance every time.
     
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    Get a Mac Pro if you're wanting that much performance.
     
  10. MacClassic macrumors newbie

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    I would if they weren't priced out of reach. However, that's neither the answer or the solution. Apple needs a proper desktop chip at least in the highest iMac models. Why are we paying for a "desktop" with laptop compenents?
     
  11. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You can get the lowest end Mac Pro for the same price as the high end 24" iMac.
     
  12. VE3NEF macrumors member

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    Yeah, and you'll just have to imagine there's a screen there. Yay for imagination!
     
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    HaHa, I was thinking the same thing. If I already had a nice 24" screen, then sure I'd probably get a Mac Pro but I currently have a 17" iMac G5.
     
  14. jerry1 macrumors member

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    Yeah, the math just doesn't quite add up huh!
     
  15. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I guess that's the cheapest way to go about it.
     

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